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Kolukkumalai is a small village/hamlet in Bodinayakanur Taluk in the Theni district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu bordering Idukki district of Kerala.[1] It is home to the highest tea plantations in the world with the tea grown here possessing a special flavour and freshness because of the high altitude.

Kolukkumalai
Hill station
The View of Western Ghats from the Kolukkumalai Peak
The View of Western Ghats from the Kolukkumalai Peak
Kolukkumalai is located in Tamil Nadu
Kolukkumalai
Kolukkumalai
Kolukkumalai is located in India
Kolukkumalai
Kolukkumalai
Coordinates: 10°04′30″N 77°13′16″E / 10.075°N 77.221°E / 10.075; 77.221Coordinates: 10°04′30″N 77°13′16″E / 10.075°N 77.221°E / 10.075; 77.221
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictTheni
Government
 • BodyPanchayath
Elevation
2,160 m (7,090 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
625582
Vehicle registrationTN-60

GeographyEdit

Kolukkumalai is about 7,130 feet (2,170 m) above sea level and lies some 32 kilometres (20 mi) from Munnar. The hill top village is accessible only by jeep due to rugged and rain drenched roads covering up to 17 km. It is about a one and a half hour journey from Munnar town. The exact location of kolukkumalai is in Theni district (Tamil Nadu) . The approach road is via Suryanelli near Munnar in Idukki district of Kerala.

TourismEdit

 
Sunrise view from Kolukkumalai

Visitor attractions include:

CollegesEdit

  • Cardomom Planters' Association College
  • C.P.A. College

SchoolsEdit

  • P.U. Primary School Kurangani

Municipal administration and politicsEdit

This place belongs to Kottagudi Panchayath of Bodinayakanur taluk. It had 139 voters as on 2014. This village belongs to Bodinayakanur assembly seat. A TNSTC bus starts at 4 am in Theni towards Suryanelli which is the only bus from the state it belongs to. KSRTC buses run regularly to Suryanelli

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